Liquorice contains substances called glycyrrhizin and glycyrrhizinic acid. These are similar in structure to the natural steroids produced in our body.

Chinese herbal medicine has been using this herb extensively for thousands of years.

It has been found that the active components of liquorice can be highly effective in helping the symptoms in individuals suffering from many conditions including auto-immune diseases, gastric ulcers, viral infections, allergic disorders, herpes and asthma.

As with any supplementation it is important to consult your practitioner prior to taking them, as there can be cautions in certain individuals that need to be taken into consideration.